Wellness Alternatives provides individualized health care to naturally balance structural, biochemical, and psychological health. We work with patients of all ages to achieve optimal wellness and disease prevention.


Tenets of Functional Splanchnology

It is important to understand that the way the body works does not change to suit a current philosophy of a diseases cause and effect. Neurology, physiology and anatomy in the human body do not change. They have meaning and cannot be ignored, separated, or changed to suit a particular philosophy. By understanding the normal neurology, physiology and anatomy, dysfunction can be recognized. By recognizing the dysfunction, you will understand the effect. Each rationalizes into a procedure that we hope will eliminate the cause of disease and alters the effect back to normal health.


 Dr. David Peterson, DC, DCCN, FAAIM

Dr. Dave started on the journey of Functional Medicine as a student Doctor at Chiropractic college. He attended the first Functional Endocrinology course and has continued his education ever since. The only Chiropractor to be listed in St. Louis Magazine Best Doctors 2008. He was one of five Doctors in the United States given unlimited lab testing by Pharmasean Labs.

Dr. Dave is in both the “Why Do I Still have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal.” and “Why Isn’t My Brain Working?”

The unlimited lab testing gave him a unique perspective into Thyroid, Autoimmune, Hormone and Neurotransmitters.


Melatonin Stimulates Parasites to Reproduce

Melatonin supports the synchronized reproduction of parasites. Parasites are attracted towards melatonin producing areas of the body during their reproductive cycles. Secretion of melatonin synchronizes the nocturnal release of microflilaria – the early larval stage of a parasitic nematode worm filarial. It follows that exogenous melatonin administration or the use of Blue Blocker Glasses during …

Early or Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Early or Subclinical hypothyroidism, also called low thyroid or hypothyroidism is diagnosed when thyroid hormone levels are with normal reference range but TSH is mildly elevated.  Thyroid disorders are more common among women than men. Dr. David Peterson at Wellness Alternatives says,  “Sex dependent hormonal fluctuations occur in women due to pregnancy, menopause, contraceptive use, …

Do You Have An Iatrogenic Thyroid?

Iatrogenic Thyroid conditions are created when every ill a person has is blamed on the thyroid. While screening patients for thyroid disease, physicians often order labs measuring only thyrotropin-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels in patients. Sometimes labs will show increased thyrotropin-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels in patients whose free thyroxine (T4) levels are not below normal. This …


Wellness Alternatives

Dr. David Peterson, DC, DCCN, FAAIM


17331 Penn Valley Dr. Penn Valley, CA 95946


Email: dpeterson@stlwa.com

Office: 530-615-4083

Text: 530-451-6048

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